'''Marcus Aurelius''' (; ;In Classical Latin
, Aurelius' name would be inscribed as MARCVS AVRELIVS ANTONINVS AVGVSTVS.Epiphanius of Salamis
(c. 315–403), in his chronology of the Roman emperors, calls him ''Marcus Aurelius Verus'' (''vide:'' ''On Weights and Measures (Epiphanius)|Epiphanius' Treatise on Weights and Measures – The Syriac Version
'' (ed. James Elmer Dean), University of Chicago Press 1935, p. 32) 26 April 121 – 17 March 180 AD) was Roman emperor
from , ruling jointly with Lucius Verus
until Verus' death in 169 and jointly with his son, Commodus
, from 177. He was the last of the so-called Five Good Emperors
He was a practitioner of Stoicism
, and his untitled writing, commonly known as ''Meditations
'', is a significant source of our modern understanding of ancient Stoic philosophy. It is considered by many commentators to be one of the greatest works of philosophy.
During his reign, the Roman...